Now, you probably won’t get to see this until later this year but hey, there’s no harm in checking out how cool the IdeaPad Yoga from Lenovo is right? Before moving on to the specs, as its name suggest, the Yoga is a convertible tablet with a screen that is able to flip all the way around and act as a stand; something different from all the “transformers” we’ve been seeing lately.
Weighing less than 1.5kg, the 13.3” tablet boasts a four-in-one personal computing experience because it is able to be used as a notebook, tablet, stand and even a tent – further representing its name. Specification wise, it will come with an IPS display with 1600 x 900 resolutions and will pack the “next-generation” Intel Core processors. For your information, there’s also an 11” version.
The fact that the keyboard is able to turn 360 degrees all the way to the other side and be folded flat to enable tablet mode suggests that it is not detachable. This means that what you see is what you get and the overall thickness of 17mm makes it rather large for a typical tablet so I would rather call it a notebook – or an ultrabook if you might.
“It is clear to us that consumers want their four screens: mobile devices, tablets, notebooks and smart TVs and they want them to work together seamlessly, anytime, anywhere. Whether a notebook that bends and folds, or an all-in-one that puts the ‘wide’ into wide-angle, today’s announcements reflect our focus on delivering the inspirational innovations that consumers are looking for. The IdeaPad YOGA multi-mode notebook redefines the convergence and convertible user experience by bringing together the best of traditional PCs, with the best of tablets and more.” — Yang Yuanqing, Chairman and CEO, Lenovo.
The IdeaPad Yoga will be available in the second half of 2012 with an estimated retail price from USD$1,199.